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United States. ArmyBaptism of Fire (1943)

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Baptism of Fire is an US Army documentary that addresses the anxiety associated with going into combat for the first time. Part of the WWII U.S. Army "Fighting Men" series of films.
This 1943 Army training film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1944:
WINNER
Desert Victory: (British Ministry of Information)

NOMINEES
Baptism of Fire: (U.S. Army Fighting Men Series)
The Battle of Russia: (Special Service Division of the War Dept.)
Report from the Aleutians: (U.S. Army Pictorial Service)
War Department Report: (Field Photographic Branch Office of Strategic Services)

The other nominees (and winner) all are on Archive.org except for WAR DEPARTMENT REPORT.

As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)


This movie is part of the collection: WWII Archive

Producer: United States. Army
Audio/Visual: sound, black & white
Language: English
Keywords: World War, 1939-1945; 1944 Academy Award Nominee For Best Documentary, Features; World War II; Elisha Cook Jr; Peter Whitney; Training Film; Fighting Men; WWII; 1943; US Army

Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0


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